Steelers bounce back, blank Seahawks 24-0

By WILL GRAVES | September 18, 2011 | 4:00 PM EDT

NFL referee Bill Leavy walks from the field after the teams warmed up before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 298 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers bounced back from a horrific opening week loss with a 24-0 rout over Seattle on Sunday.

Mike Wallace caught eight passes for 126 yards and a score and Rashard Mendenhall ran for 67 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers (1-1), who limited the listless Seahawks (0-2) to 164 total yards.

A week after committing seven turnovers while getting whipped by rival Baltimore, the Steelers worked with relentless efficiency against Seattle.

Roethlisberger shook off a gimpy right knee to complete 22 of 30 passes as Pittsburgh had little trouble doing whatever it wanted on either side of the ball.

The Seahawks put up little resistance and didn't take an offensive snap on Pittsburgh's side of the field until midway through the fourth quarter while getting shut out for the first time since their last visit to the Steel City in 2007.